Archives for January 2018

Family Night at Buena Vista Feb. 9

The City of Bemidji has announced Family Night at Buena Vista Ski Area on February 9th, with Skiing & Snowboarding from 4 to 8pm, and Tubing 6 to 8pm.

Sen. Smith Reacts to SOTU

Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith reacted to the State of the Union address, saying [quote] “President Trump talked a lot tonight about the need for bipartisanship… But he needs to put those words into action—something he and Republicans in Congress repeatedly failed to do in the first year of this administration.” [end quote]

Hearing Friday on Wetterling Records

A hearing on Friday will present arguments and address the open records status of the Jacob Wetterling case. The ruling by Judge Ann Carrott will set an important legal precedent for Minnesota criminal cases. The case closed in 2016 when Danny Heinrich confessed to abducting and killing the 11-year-old.

HR Connections Feb. 14

The Bemidji Chamber has announcer an HR Connections gathering on February 14th at the Hampton Inn & Suites from 11am-to-1pm. The cost is $15.00 per person, and the event is open to everyone. Please RSVP by email to;

Lighting Up Grand Forks

A million dollar project could soon light up the streets in Grand Forks outside the Alerus Center on 42nd Street. It’s all part of a project by the public arts commission to change the face of Grand Forks.

Cleveland Removes Chief Wahoo Logo. Almost.

Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians plan to remove the Chief Wahoo cartoon logo from their uniforms next year– a step in the right direction, according to Bemidji-area American Native-American leaders– but one that still falls short. The team will, reportedly, still sell merchandise with the controversial logo to avoid losing the trademark.

Public Comment on NorthMet Mine Feb. 7 and 8

On Feb. 7 and 8, the Minnesota DNR and MPCA will host public meetings in Aurora and Duluth, respectively, to provide opportunities to comment on PolyMet’s proposed NorthMet mine. Go to the state’s comment portal at; by March 6th.

Moorehead Man Convicted of Assault

50-year-old Eustace Miles of Moorehead was sentenced to 10 years for assaulting a Mitchell, South Dakota woman. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in 2017. He also stabbed her in the ear with a pair of scissors, puncturing her eardrum, in July 2016.

Bemidji Fighter to Fly Over SB 52

A World War II-era fighter plane, restored to its original condition in Bemidji, will soar over U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII. The P-51 Mustang, is named Sierra Sue II and will lead the U.S. Air Force Heritage flyover at the Super Bowl this Sunday evening.

MNA Supports DOH Reform

The Minnesota Nurses Association supports efforts to reform the Department of Health, calling on Commissioner Jan Malcolm to represent the patients, rather than the hospital industry, in matters of patient safety and regulation.